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year. 20 young children and six educators were murdered that day on december 14th, 2012. this saturday, marks a year since that horrific event. as you can see the news conference is beginning. we'll monitor what the officials have to say and bring you any headlines moments from now. today's top headlines and brand new stories you will sear here first. jon: the obamacare website gets a makeover. new options are able if you're shopping. with deadline looming do the updates matter? >>> wild weekend weather across the u.s. and more is on the way. meteorologist maria molina on where people should be preparing now. >>> silicon valley versus washington. the nation's top tech companies teaming up to send a message to uncle sam. ease up on all snooping. it is all "happening now." jon: well the obamacare website getting a face-lift but ongoing problems with the federal exchange may be more than skin deep. i hope you had a good weekend. good morning to you. i'm jon scott. jenna: does obamacare cover facelifts? is that a question we're leading with today. jon: let's hope not. >> hi, everybody. i'm
higher taxes on the rich. call it spend new money in, investment, education, infrastructure, et cetera. it is something he has been pushing republicans on capitol hill to support. he met opposition obviously. on the issue of health care he believes it is all the same piece because he says that health security is very important to the middle class in this country. republicans have been saying for weeks with canceled policy the middle class is not feeling more secure about their health care right now but the president said a few moments ago this is the most important topic right now for both parties to be dealing with. take a listen. >> a dangerous and growing inequality in lack of upward mobility that has jeopardized middle class america's basic bargain. that if you work hard, you have a chance to get ahead. i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. making sure our economy works for every working american. >> reporter: now just as he did yes, when he sort of rebooted the health care law, at least tried to, he said that republicans have been blocking his efforts. they have be
democrats, they want to increase spending on medical research and education. so, therefore, you're going to have some type of difference in opinion on where we increase spending and where we cut spending. jon: every household in america has, you know, virtually every household has really been through the wringer ever since the financial crisis of 2008. virtually everybody has taken a hard look at their budgets, cut a little bit here, a little bit there. why can't -- why is it so tough to do the same thing in washington? why is it so tough to impose, say, a spending freeze on all federal agencies or, god forbid, even a spending cut? >> because unfortunately, jon, we have put politics in this washington, d.c. over policy. you have lobbyists on capitol hill chomping at the bit because they want to protect their special interests. but members of congress need to do their job and now put policy over politics because self-preservation is the first law of nature, and if today don't do their job and if we have another very public government shutdown, i believe that people are going to vote their
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